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Toronto Election 2018

The 2018 Toronto Election is set to take place on October 22 at locations all over the city. A 25-ward system has been devised and voters may only vote within their respective ward. 

Advanced voting begins Wednesday, October 10 to Sunday October 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Electors can vote at one of two locations in their ward or at City Hall.  A Voter Assist Terminal will be located at each voting place.

What to Bring When You Go to Vote:

Your voter information card (VIC).
Although the VIC is not mandatory to vote, it identifies to the election officials that you are on the voters’ list and speeds up your time in the voting place. If you are on the voters’ list you should receive your VIC before Advance Voting begins. Starting September 17, you can check MyVote to ensure that your voter information is correct. You can also update your information or add your name to the voters’ list. This year MyVote has a new feature for those on the voters’ list that will allow you to print your VIC at home or download it to your phone.

Identification showing your name and Toronto address
There is a requirement to show the election official acceptable identification to receive your ballot.  You do not need photo ID, just one piece of ID showing your name and address within the City of Toronto.
The most popular forms of acceptable ID are:

Government Issued – a document issued by the government of Canada or province of Ontario, hospital card or record, tax documents, drivers licence, photo ID card

Bank Issued – credit card statement, bank account statement, cancelled personalized cheque, loan agreement

Utility Bill – Hydro, telephone or cable TV, water, gas or a bill from a public utilities commission

Employment Issued – Cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer, statement of direct deposit from Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program

Appointing another voter to vote on your behalf:

If you are unable to vote for any reason on any of the voting days, you may appoint another eligible elector to vote on your behalf. Find out how.

You can vote in Toronto’s municipal election if you are:

a Canadian citizen; and

at least 18 years old; and

a resident in the City of Toronto; or

a non-resident of Toronto, but you or your spouse own or rent property in the City; and

not prohibited from voting under any law

You may only vote once in the City of Toronto municipal election regardless of how many properties you own or rent within the City.

You must vote in the ward where you live.

For a list of advance voting locations, please visit: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections/election-resource-library/voting-places/